"What God Doesn't Bless, You
Won't Love; What You Don't Love, The Child Won't Know" CD
Genre: experimental electronic,
Parlour's Connor Bell brings us this
curiosity, a three-track tribute to both jazz musician Eric Dolphy
and bird sounds. Using tiny, microsecond samples of Dolphy's
work, Bell has crafted a beautiful, abstract soundscape that
takes cues from post-rock, glitch, and drone music. What God
Doesn't Bless... is the ultimate atmospheric record. Starting with
a quiet six minute glitchy track, the record fades into its more jazzy
piece, "W," which starts with instruments droning before moving into a
dark, percussion-led post-rock/jazz piece reminiscent of Tortoise.
Once this passes, the track dissolves into more drone overlaid with
recorders mimicking birdsong. The birds disappear, and we get
transported into the dark abstraction of "YDK," which is heavy on bass
and leaves the listener in an introspective, unsettled state. The
album closes in the same dark tone, leaving its audience stunned and
in a vaguely hopeless mood. What God Doesn't Bless is, in all,
a fully mesmerizing journey - but it requires good speakers and an
open-minded listener to fully take flight.
mp3 (from home-tapes.com):
brief live clip of "the rope"
Fun Fact: The album's
three tracks are named "GB", "W", and "YDK". Any ideas?
[Vitals: 3 tracks, 39:02,